Sorting through the piles of Radiant extensions: solution needed!

There is a Need: Sorting the piles of extensions

We need a better way to sort through the piles of extensions that are
cropping up. The wiki isn’t cutting it and announcements on the
mailing list don’t quite cut it…

*Background: Paperclipped - the relatively unknown and seriously
awesome extension *

I read a mail in the mailing list mentioning Paperclipped. I remember
seeing something about it a while back but it never stuck in my brain.
So I decided to go check it out. What I found is a page_attachments
replacement that is waaay waay better. However, it wasn’t in the list
of extensions on the wiki, which I check regularly to see what’s new.
This is monumental info that’s not out there!! Tufts of hair almost
flew from my head!

*A Dream Was Born: radiantextensions.com *

So, I decided right there that I was going to register the domain
radiantextensions.com and write a little app for listing extensions by
useful information like when it was created, when it was last updated,
what versions of Radiant it works in and even maybe include a user
rating system. Paperclipped would get 5 stars for me. Heck, even
listing extensions by category and having search features would be
awesome.

A Dream Died (almost)

Well, radiantextensions.com is taken… so my dream almost ended. I say
‘almost’ because I can always toss out the idea to the mailing list
and, despite the odds that no one will read this, perhaps something
else will come of it.

-Chris

Hi Chris,

I believe there’s already something in the works for this exact sort
of thing. I’m not sure of its status but I bet we’ll hear shortly. :slight_smile:
I think it’s almost always better to ping the list first as it would
have sucked if you did register the domain, spent hours whipping it up
only to find another solution that was near to completion but hadn’t
been officially launched.

Cheers,
Marty

On 29-Aug-08, at 12:45 PM, Marty H. wrote:

Marty
I totally agree, but then the story would be lacking in dramatic
flair… :wink:

Really, hair almost flew! It was so close, I think the thought
maybe even crossed my mind, maybe.

-C

Actually, it’s things like this that should be added to
ext.radiantcms.org – the project is available at
http://github.com/radiant/radiant-extension-registry. Things like
ratings, categories, comments, etc, would really round out the site. My
only requirement is that it remains compatible with the command-line
scripts, which should be easy as long as the XML format isn’t modified.

Sean

Christopher D. wrote:

There is a Need: Sorting the piles of extensions

We need a better way to sort through the piles of extensions that are
cropping up. The wiki isn’t cutting it and announcements on the
mailing list don’t quite cut it…
snip

A Dream Died (almost)

Well, radiantextensions.com is taken… so my dream almost ended. I say
‘almost’ because I can always toss out the idea to the mailing list
and, despite the odds that no one will read this, perhaps something
else will come of it.

-Chris

How about an email address to which an extension writer can send an
email when they announce an extension? The email can be checked by a
process once a day or something and populate a Radiant CMS site that
lists all the extensions and their announcement notices… it doesn’t
have to be completely automated, but as long as it meets some
guidelines, it can post to the site - or create the final page but a
human needs to log in and mark the page as Published. (We’ll have to
think of something to defeat spam bots posting Viagra as a Radiant
Extension - I can see how that might work!)

Cheers,
Mohit.
8/30/2008 | 4:20 AM.